Informalism, informe
Informalism, informel (from the French art informel) is a trend in abstract art that arose in the second half of the 40s of the 20th century in France, as the…

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Naturalism
Naturalism - (French naturalisme, from lat. Natura - nature) - a direction in literature and art that developed in the last third of the XIX century in Europe and the…

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Abstractionism
Abstractionism (from Latin abstraction– distraction, removal) is one of the directions in the art of the 20th century, the essence of which was the complete rejection of the depiction of…

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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Kitsch, kitsch

Kitsch, kitsch (from German kitsch – bad taste) is a term denoting one of the most odious phenomena of mass culture, a synonym for pseudo-art, in which the main attention is paid to the extravagance of the external appearance, the loudness of its elements. In essence, kitsch is a form of postmodernism. Kitsch is a massive art for the elite. A work belonging to kitsch must be done at a high artistic level, it should have a fascinating plot, but this is not a real work of art in a high sense, but a skillful fake for it. There can be deep psychological conflicts in kitsch, but there are no genuine artistic discoveries and revelations.

The opinions of art critics are extremely evaluative (“bad taste”, “cheap stuff”, “false”, “sugary”, etc.), although interesting detailing of the forms and methods of kitsch (accessibility, realism, parody, etc.) should be noted. ) Of course, this point of view is justified if we consider kitsch as an art: the luxury and pomposity, to which he often gravitates, look doubtful. Continue reading

Kinetic art

Kinetic art – (came from the Greek. Kineticos – driving) – the trend in modern art, associated with the widespread use of moving objects, which is based on the idea of ​​the movement of form. By the dynamics of an object is meant not just its physical movement, but any change, transformation, in a word, any form of the “life” of a work while the viewer contemplates it.

Elements of kinetism, i.e. the desire to “revive”, for example, sculpture existed from ancient times. In a folk toy (northern spill bird or a Bogorodskaya toy), in theatrical scenography, in automatic dolls, you can find the embryos of kinetic art. The constructivist artists were particularly active in their searches in this area in the 1920s and 1930s. The twentieth century, trying to materialize the idea of ​​movement and give their works more activity in interaction with the environment. The heyday of kinetism in world art came in the 1950-60s. (then the term was born). Continue reading

Constructivism
Constructivism is a trend in Soviet art of the 1920s. XX century The proponents of constructivism, having put forward the task of constructing an environment that actively guides life processes,…

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Arte povera
Arte povera (ital. Arte povera - poor art) - the direction of the avant-garde that took shape in Italian art in the late 1960s and early 1970s. and widely used…

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Baroque
Baroque (from Italian. Barocco - strange, bizarre) - from the end of the XVI to the middle of the XVIII centuries. was the mainstream dominating in Europe and America. A…

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Constructivism
Constructivism is a trend in Soviet art of the 1920s. XX century The proponents of constructivism, having put forward the task of constructing an environment that actively guides life processes,…

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